Power Writing Skills for Real Estate Agents, Part 2

Posted on November 29, 2012 by

Part Two: Write to Persuade About the Series: Real estate agents spend more time writing than ever before, with email dominating modes of communication with clients, banks, other agents and more. Beyond email, agents need writing skills to prepare compelling website text, client handouts and other marketing material. All of this makes writing key to […]

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Power Writing Skills for Real Estate Agents, Part 1

Posted on November 29, 2012 by Karen Stefano

Part One: Decide What You Want To Say & Choose the Right Tone About the Series: Real estate agents spend more time writing than ever before, with email dominating modes of communication with clients, banks, other agents and more. Beyond email, agents need writing skills to prepare compelling website text, client handouts and other marketing […]

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“I’m #1!”

Posted on November 29, 2012 by Jan Steward

Be Prepared to Defend Your Title Advertising yourself as number one in your marketplace? Be prepared to prove it! Complaints alleging agent violations of Article 12 are received fairly frequently by AAR’s Professional Standards Department. It is an age-old issue that travels through different regions of the state and seems to peak periodically. If you, […]

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While All Real Estate Is Local, Today’s Buyers May Be International

Posted on November 29, 2012 by Oli LoCurto

Of the approximately $1.07 trillion in existing-home sales between March 2010 and March 2011 in the United States, approximately $41 billion dollars-worth were purchased by foreign buyers (38.3% of the entire real estate market). Given the differences in culture, customer needs, negotiation styles and other factors, there is a growing need to become culturally intelligent. […]

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Remember, Fair Housing & the Code of Ethics Still Apply Online

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AAR Talks with Evan Fuchs & Paula Monthofer about How to Avoid Risks While Getting Social Do you think about Fair Housing and the Code of Ethics when you interact online? Questionable behavior is popping up on Facebook and other social sites—from linking to a map with inappropriate labels handwritten over areas of town to […]

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The Buyer Equation

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Low Inventory + Competition from Cash Investors = Tough Times for Buyers What happened to our inventory? That’s what real estate professionals in metro Phoenix wonder as they troll the MLS for listings to show their eager buyers. Remember just a few months ago when we wooed those potential buyers with low prices, low interest […]

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April 2012 – Table of Contents

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COVER STORY The Buyer Equation Low Inventory + Competition from Cash Investors = Tough Times for Buyers APRIL IS FAIR HOUSING MONTH Remember, Fair Housing & the Code of Ethics Still Apply Online AAR Talks with Evan Fuchs & Paula Monthofer about How to Avoid Risks While Getting Social While All Real Estate Is Local, […]

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AAR Updates – March 2012

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AAR Remembers Jack Woerner; Jim Sexton Takes on Role of Treasurer Winter Conference: We’re Going. Are You? Update on the Homeowner’s Rebate Affidavit FHA Hikes Fees on Mortgages Freddie Mac: No on Deficiency Judgments Two Upcoming Sessions for Brokers Accredited Buyer’s Representative Courses Three More rCRMS Classes Scheduled AAR Congratulates the Newest GRI Designees AAR […]

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AAR’s New Professional Standards Ethics Citation Program

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Ethics complaints filed at the Arizona Association of REALTORS® (“AAR”) and forwarded by the Grievance Committee (“GVC”), as alleging a possible violation of the Code of Ethics, result in an ethics hearing. An ethics hearing involves the complainant, the respondent REALTOR®, a hearing panel, a court reporter and an AAR Professional Standards Administrator. The respondent’s […]

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Power Writing Skills for Real Estate Agents

Posted on November 29, 2012 by Karen Stefano

Part Two: Write to Persuade About the Series: Real estate agents spend more time writing than ever before, with email dominating modes of communication with clients, banks, other agents and more. Beyond email, agents need writing skills to prepare compelling website text, client handouts and other marketing material. All of this makes writing key to […]

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